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WINTER 1993 



Some 450 graduates, surrounded by a sea of family and friends, turned out to accept their 
degrees and hear the Hon. Fkmming L Norcott, Jr. 's commencement address during exercises 
held in the North Campus Athletic Complex on January 16. 

Norcott Stresses Personal Commitment to Grads 

Taking his cue from 60s 
songwriter Bob Dylan's lyrics to 
"For the times they are a changin'," 
UNH Commencement speaker 
Hemming L. Norcott, Jr. challenged 
the university's newest graduates to 
make a personal commitment to 
work for a better society and a better 

His message, at once direct and 
moving, reflected his own interests 
in volunteerism and dvic responsibil- 
ity. Norcott, associate justice of the 
Connecticut Supreme Court and the 
highest ranking minority judge in 
the state, served as a Peace Corps 
Volunteer and has been active in 
several dvic organizations during the 
course of his outstanding judicial 

During the January 16 exerdses 
held in the North Campus Athletic 
Complex, Norcott had a rapt audi- 
ence of graduates, their families and 
friends, as well as many other mem- 
bers of the university community. 

Noting the evils of inequality, 
sickness, homelessness, racism and 
sexism as the failings of those who 
preceded them, Norcott told the 
new graduates "you are the ones 
who will help find the solutions to 
the puzzle... Each of you must 
recognize the importance of coupling 
your energy and sensitivity and 
devote your talents, finely honed by 
this university, to the betterment of 
this society." 

For President Lawrence J. DeNar- 
dis. Judge Norcott's presence had a 
spedal meaning. A long-time friend 
who had once coached a sports team 
on which each of their sons played, 
Norcott shares a variety of interests 
with the president. It was with 
great pleasure, therefore, that the 
president presented an honorary 
Doctor of Laws degree to Norcott 
during the ceremony. Joining 
Norcott on center stage were fellow 

honorary degree redpients: Sam 
Gejdenson, Democratic congressman 
from Connecticut's Second District 
and chairman of the subcommittee 
on International Economic Policy 
and Trade of the House Foreign 
Affairs Committee, and Thomas P. 
Melady, U.S. ambassador to the 

"You are the ones who 
loill help find the solutions 
to the puzzle..." 

Holy See and president emeritus of 
Sacred Heart University. In addition, 
some 742 candidates— induding 
August and January graduates-were 
eligible to receive degrees that day. 

After calling for a standing ovation 
as a tribute to the graduates. Presi- 
dent DeNardis recognized a very 
spedal member of the audience, 
former UNH President Ellis C. 
Maxcy, who headed the university 

during 1932-1937. 

Among the degree redpients this 
winter were the first graduates from 
the new School of Public Safety & 
Professional Studies, instituted this 
fall, and two dodoral degree redpi- 
ents-Kenneth R. Laird of New 
Milford and Robert N. Lussier of 
Springfield, MA. The university's 
doctor of sdence degree in manage- 
ment systems, licensed in 1986, now 
boasts a total of six graduates. 

Other partidpants in the com- 
mencement exercises induded 
Cheever Tyler, chairman of the 
UNH Board of Governors; the deans 
of the university's six schools; 
Edward J. Drew '75, Alumni Asso- 
dation president; and Jason 
Mumbach, Day Student Govern- 
ment president. 

President DeNardis and his wife 
later greeted the honorary degree 
recipients and the new graduates 
and their families at spedal recep- 
tions in the Student Center. 


University Welcomes Rach as Hotel School Dean 

Potential. That's the word that 
Eulalia Rach says she's heard 
bandied about most often in refer- 
ence to the university's School of 
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 
Administration. And she couldn't 
agree more. 

Just weeks into her new role as 
dean of the school, Rach says that, 
with the right blend of marketing, 
curriculum development and tech- 
nology, she believes she and her 
faculty can transform that potential 
into something tangible. 

She sees the school's location along 
the Northeast corridor and the fact 
that it is one of the few to offer 
accredited industry programs 
through one centralized undergradu- 
ate school as pluses. She has high 
praise, too, for the school's faculty 
and President Lawrence J. DeNardis' 
vision for the future. 

A realist, Rach estimates it will 
take at least five years to achieve 
some of her goals for the school. 
Perhaps not surprising is her empha- 
sis on developing students' manage- 
rial skills in addition to teaching 
them to be technically proficient. 
The combination, she says, is vital 
for students as future industry 

Rach's own professional experience 
includes eight years in hospitality 
management positions with the 
Helmsley Hotels and six years as a 

New Hotel School Dean Eulalia Rach, who 
assumed her post on January 1, values her 
school's potential. 

tourism consultant in international, 
national, and regional organizations. 
Her publications include numerous 
journal articles and materials pre- 

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS-Pausing for the camera minutes before commencement 
began are (l-r): UNH Board of Gm>emors Chairman Cheeivr Tyler; honorary degree recipients 
Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Flemming Norcott, Jr., Connecticut Congressman Sam 
Gejdenson and U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Thomas P. Melady; and UNH President 
Lawrence J. DeNardis. 

pared for professional conferences. 

Rach is equally attuned to 
academia. Formerly the director of 
the graduate program in tourism 
administration at George Washing- 
ton University, Rach also served as 
project director for international 
training programs related to the 
tourisrn/hospitality industries and as 
an assistant professor in the Hotel, 

Developing students' 
managerial ability in 
complement with technical 
skills is key. 

Restaurant and Tourism Program at 
that university. She holds a doctor- 
ate in higher education administra- 
tion from George Washington 
University and an M.B.A. in man- 
agement information systems from 
the University of Wisconsin. 

Rach, who holds the rank of 
associate professor at UNH, is a 
member of several professional 
organizations, among them the 
Association of Travel Marketing 
Executives and the Council of Hotel, 
Restaurant, and Tourism Educators. 

Winter 1993 Vol.XV,No.2 

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UNH to Host 



With March fast approaching, time 
is drawing near for the university to 
host the annual JETS-TEAMS 
competition. Sponsored by the 
Hartford-based United Technologies 
Corporation, the Connecticut comp)e- 
tition, slated for March 17, is an 
academically demanding event 
which draws teams of top high 
school students from across the state. 

The student groups match wits on 
a half-day examination which covers 
biology, chemistry, computer 
fundamentals, English, mathematics 
and physics. Nearly 72 schools have 
registered teams for the event 
making it one of the largest JETS- 
TEAMS comjsetitions in Connecticut 
history. JETS-TEAMS is an acronym 
for Junior Engineering Technical 
Society-Tests for Engineering 
Aptitude, Mathematics and Science. 

Plans for iVIideast 
Branch Delayed 

ating heightened political tensions 
in the Middle East since the initial 
announcement of the university's 
plan to establish a branch in that 
area. President Lawrence J. DeNar- 
dis said UNH would delay the 
opening of its HaSharon branch. The 
branch was originally scheduled to 
begin operations in February. 

"The safety of our faculty and 
students in the Middle East must be 
a primary concern. A delay will 
afford us more time to assess this 
issue and explore all possible 
options," he said. 

"Although those options did not 
originally include locating the branch 
within Israel itself, due to the refusal 
of Israeli regulatory authorities to 
grant approval for new institutions 
of higher education inside their 
country, we hope to reopen the 
question of location as well as other 
relevant issues," said DeNardis. 

To that end, the president plans to 
pursue further talks with Israeli 
officials and educational representa- 
tives as well as expand contacts with 
Arab and Palestinian organizations 
and other interested groups. 


Pearce Initiates "Adopt a Student' 
Scholarship Program 

More than 35 years ago. Herb 
Pearce led the way in estab- 
lishing what has become one of the 
leading real estate firms in the region. 
Today, Pearce, chief executive officer 
of H. Pearce Company in North 
Haven, is taking the lead again by 
establishing an "Adopt a Student" 
scholarship program at UNH. 

"Getting a good education is very 
important today and will be even 
more important in the future than it 
has been in the past," said Pearce 
during a recent interview at his 
office. He notes that today's tough 
economy makes it difficult for young 

"If we can help students get 
over the tough times we 

people to advance themselves, and 
equally difficult for families, even 
two income families, to give their 
children an education. "If we can 
help students get over the tough 
times we should, if we can afford to 
do it," he added. 

To that end, the Pearce family is 
making a $25,000 contribution to 
establish a scholarship program that 
will provide a $2,500 scholarship to a 
male and a female UNH student 
each year for four years. The selec- 
tion of the award recipients will be 
left to the discretion of the univer- 
sity, with the only stipulation that 
they be Connecticut residents. 

Aside from the financial assistance, 
Pearce believes it is equally impor- 
tant that the benefactor also provide 
some measure of moral support. 
Thus, a profile of each recipient will 
be provided to him as well as 
periodic updates of each student's 

As to why he choose UNH, Pearce 
says it was a natural. A former 
instructor during the early 1950s 
when UNH was known as New 
Haven College, Pearce became a 
member of the UNH Board of 
Governors in 1972, a position he 
held until last year when he joined 
the newly created Emeritus Board. 
He believes strongly in the univer- 
sity, its mission and its students. 

"UNH fills a niche in the commu- 
nity that no one else is filling," he 
said. "It meets the needs of business 
people who want to woik and 
advance themselves by giving them 
an opportunity to do so." He 
believes, too, that the university is 
well positioned to meet today's 

Businessman Herb Pearce is committed to 
helping UNH students weather tough 
economic times by instituting a new 
scholarship program. 
educational needs and has "a 
tremendous opportunity to grow as 
a business-oriented, technological 

Pearce, who also serves on the 
board's development, personnel and 
nominating committees, says he 
likes the university's entrepreneurial 
approach to new ideas. "They woric 
quickly" to make things happen and 
to meet perceived higher education 
needs, he notes. 

If all goes according to plan, the 
new "Adopt a Student" Scholarship 
Program should be operational at the 
start of the next academic year. It is 
Pearce's hope that other individuals 
or companies will be encouraged to 
establish similar programs to support 
UNH students. Said Pearce, "I am 
delighted that my wife, Peggy, and 
my daughters, Barbara and Diane, 
share my enthusiasm for this unique 
program. We hope this new concept 
of financial support will perpetuate 
itself well beyond my lifetime." 


Bixler Publishes Book on Navajo Code Talkers 

You just might have the makings 
of a book. That's what the dean 
of the Graduate School told Marg- 
aret Bixler, who had just presented 
her thesis on the Navajo Code 
Talkers. And, the dean Gwendolyn 
Jensen (currently president of Wilson 
College) was right on the mark. 

After conducting extensive re- 
search, which included personal and 
telephone interviews, visits to Indian 
reservations, and hours of listening 
to tapes and sifting through histori- 
cal documents, Bixler, who received 
an M.A. from UNH in 1982, recently 
celebrated the publication of her first 
book. Winds of Freedom: The Story of 
the Navajo Code Talkers of World War 
II. Already it is being heralded as 
an important contribution to the 
history and culture of a tribe that for 
years was, in many ways, misunder- 
stood by Anglo America. 

Bixler, who is chairman of JBT 
Industries, Inc. and is a founder and 
member of the board of the Friends 
of the UNH Library, is the first to 
admit that the hock quickly became 
a labor of love. "I feel very dose to 
the culture of the Navajos," says 
Bbder who spent nearly 11 years on 
her work. "We (Anglos and other 

Friends of the UNH Library founder and 
UNH alumna Margaret Bixler ceMjrated the 
recent publication of her new book Winds of 
Freedom: The Story of the Navajo Code 
Talkers of World War H. 

cultures) share a great deal with the 
Navajos... the sharing of the spiritu- 
ality, the closeness of the land and 
the closeness of all living creatures." 

Bbder narrowed her focus to the 
code talkers after she began her 
research. Afforded an inside track 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS-Three UNH students, Brian Aguirre, a civil engineering 
major, and Robert George and Merry! David, electrical engineering majors, were named 
Chesebrough-Ponds scholarship award recipients. The scholarships, awarded annually, are 
given to outstanding minority engineering students. Shown in the photo, above, taken on-site at 
Chesebrough-Ponds in Qinton, are (1-r): Virginia Zawoy, a consultant with the UNH 
Da'elopment Office; ]ohn Sarris, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, UNH; Aguirre; 
Donald Wilbur, Chesebrough-Ponds' plant manager; George; and Donald Ibsen, vice president 
for university advancement, UNH. 

through her late sister, whose 
husband had been affiliated with the 
Navajo reservation, she conducted 
personal interviews with children of 
the code talkers and other Navajos. 
"World War n is often thought to 
have marked the coming out of the 
Navajo tribe," she explains. "It was 
then that their language first started 
to be written." 

In fact, one of the main reasons 
why the Navajo code was the only 
one never deciphered during the 
war was because it was a language 
and culture that was oral rather than 
written, says Bixler. Creating a 
code on top of the language, which 
was relatively undocumented, made 
it even more complicated and 
effective. Hence, the code talkers, 
who worked in pairs, sent messages 
from the field to shipboard head- 
quarters, keeping officials apprised 
of key tactical information. 

Already, Bixler has become a 
sought-after guest on the talk show 
and lecture circuit. When Insight 
caught up with her, Bixler had just 
returned from a trip to Ohio where 
she had been an invited speaker at 
Bluffton College. There she shared 
her expertise about the Navajo 
culture at a forum attended by 
approximately 300 area high school 
students and also met with college 
faculty. In the offing was an on-air 
interview with a Bridgeport radio 
station and a reception cuid book 
signing in her honor sponsored by 
the Friends of the UNH Library on 
December 3. 

Since then, Bixler has shared her 
interest in the Navajos with the 
UNH community by sponsoring an 
exhibit of Navajo art at the library. 

And while Bixler says she knew 
early that there was a lot of interest 
in Native Americans in the popular 
culture, she is delighted at the 
response her book has drawn, not 
for her own sake, but rather for that 
of the Navajos that she has come to 
know so well. Says Bixler, "I like 
the people." 

(Editor's note: Winds of Freedom: 
The Story of the Navajo Code 
Talkers of World War 11 is available 
from Two Bytes Publishing, 219 Long 
NeckRd., Darien, CT 06820.) 


Bartels Lecturer Fosters Entrepreneurial Spirit 

He told them that sucxess is a 
constant challenge and under- 
scored today's critical need for 
entrepreneurial leadership. Then, 
Robert M. Beavers, Jr., senior vice- 
president and zone manager of the 
McDonald's Corporation, charmed 
his audience of students and univer- 
sity constituents by sharing 
McDonald's customer service 
philosophy that keeps the entrepre- 
neurial spirit alive. The address 
culminated the executive's Novem- 
ber 4 visit to UNH as the fall 1992 
Distinguished Bartels Fellow. 

With a people-oriented focus. 
Beavers spdce about the importance 
of listening to customers emd staying 
in touch with their needs and 
values. Espousing the merits of 
"total customer satisfaction," 
Beavers noted that in today's 
market, organizations must strive 
not simply to meet the consumers' 
expectations but to exceed them. 

But attention to customer needs is 
only one facet of the entrepreneurial 
spirit. "Organizations can best meet 
their goals and objectives when 
everybody has the opportunity to 
perform to their highest potential," 
he said. To that end, he praised 
UNH's mission "to recruit minority 
and nontraditional students, to serve 
as a regional cultural and resource 
center... cind to offer continuing 
education and outreach programs" 
as an ideal example of fostering 

entrepreneurship for all. 

Beaver's own rise within the 
McDonald's organization is its own 
testament to the firm's employee 
empowerment philosophy. Since 

McDonald's executive Robert M. Beavers, 
Jr. prmsed the university's efforts "to recruit 
minority and non-traditional students" 
during his address to the campus 
community as the fall Bartels Fellow. 

joining McDonald's in 1963 as a 
part-time crew member while 
pursuing his college degree, he rose 
through the ranks holding positions 
as restaurant manager, area supervi- 
sor, assistant licensing director. New 

York district manager, and vice- 
president and regional manager of 
the Washington, D.C. area. Still 
other promotions were in store until 
he assumed his current post with 
responsibility for managing the 
company's operations in six regions: 
San Diego, Los Angeles, San 
Francisco, Sacramento, Denver and 

During the course of his 45-minute 
"Commitment to Customer Satisfac- 
tion" speech. Beavers also stressed 
the need for entrepreneurs to have a 
vision for the future of their com- 
pany, to share their rewards by 
giving back to society and, perhaps, 
most important, to be willing to take 
risks in today's increasingly "no- 
risk" society. Speaking directly to 
the students in the audience, he 
advised them to look for a company 
with integrity, to fight bureauaacy 
on behalf of the customer, and "to 
give more than you expect to 
receive" as they pursue their 

The lecture came at the end of a 
day-long visit to campus which 
included meetings and discussions 
with undergraduate students and 
faculty from the schools of Arts & 
Sciences and Hotel, Restaurant and 
Tourism Administration and a 
luncheon with students and faculty 
from the School of Business. An 
informal reception in Dodds Hall 
Gallery followed his address. 

CEOs Speak to Executive MBA Graduates 

"The Japanese are very disciplined 
in their business undertakings," said 
Ronald H. Turcotte, president and 
chief executive officer of Trans-Lux 
Corporation in Norwalk, in response 
to a criticism of American corporate 
management. "The Japanese invest 
in education and technology and 
capture markets. The Germans do 
not show the same flexibility in 
business... £ind some German 
companies have not succeeded in 
capturing markets." 

The opinion was one of many the 
25 members of January's graduating 
Executive MBA class heard during a 
panel discussion by chief executive 
officers on December 2 held at the 
GTE Conference Center in Norwalk. 
With Turcotte were G. Howard 

Goldman, partner, the Brodsky 
Organization, a Manhattan-based 
development giant, and Samuel S. 
Bergami, Jr., president of Alinabal, a 
multi-faceted assembly and fabrica- 
tion corporation in MUford. Bergami 
is a 1985 graduate of the Executive 
MBA Program. 

The panelists were not shy about 
offering advice to then President- 
elect Bill Clinton. Turcotte believes 
Clinton should focus on funding 
research and development programs. 
"You need technology to go to 
market." He feels that education is 
also a critical area for support. 

Goldman suggests that the Presi- 
dent "staff up the Food and Drug 
Administration so that you speed up 
the 15-year approval process for new 

drugs... and reduce the capital gains 
tax to zero for any company that 
creates new U.S. jobs." Bergami 
added: "Clinton will have to ad- 
dress the defidt-and that will be 
very painful." 

Commenting on his own manage- 
ment style, Turcotte believes that it's 
important to lead by example. As for 
the qualities Goldman values in 
business leaders, he says experience, 
intelligence and the ability "to 
measure the risks and rewards of a 
project" are key. 

Finally, Turcotte shared one final 
insight with the new graduates who 
spent dose to five hours with the 
CEOs that day: "If you're not 
having fun, change what you do." 



This mfonmtmu !n?s written In/ Ihataff of the Public Rcbtiom Det'iirtmeiil . 

Provost's Office 

Ira Meinfeld, assistant provost for 
external affairs, was named chair of 
the university's task force on ex- 
panded programming for Southeast- 
em Connecticut. 

Oliver Porter, outreach assistant to 
the Provost, has been serving on a 
special Groton Water Task Force. 
Having completed extensive engi- 
neering and cost studies of the water 
supply systems in the area, the task 
force has recommended a $4.3 mil- 
lion expansion, including a new 
pumping station and water tank and 
the acquisition of adjacent water 
companies presently serving the 
Groton region. 

School of Arts & 

Lawrence J. DeNardis, university 
president and professor of political 
science, has been invited to become 

a member of the American Council 
on Education's Commission of Gov- 
ernmental Relations. The council is 
headquartered in Washington, D.C. 

Arnold Hyman, professor of psy- 
chology, has had an article entitled 
"A Model for Psychological Consul- 
tation with Retarded Adults Living 
in Community Residences" accepted 
for publication in the Journal of Devel- 
opmental and Physical Disabilities. 
Hyman also developed a software 
program for teaching money-han- 
dling skills to handicapped learners. 
The program is entitled "Learning to 
Count: Objects and Coins" and is 
being distributed by Life Science 
Associates of Bayport, NY. 

Ramesh Shanna, associate professor 
of mathematics, was an invited pre- 
senter at the special session for Dif- 
ferential Geometry held at the 99th 
annual meeting of the American 
Mathematical Society in San Anto- 
nio, TX, in January. His topic was 

SCHUMANN SCHOlAR-TMs year's Douglas D. Schumann P.E. Scholarship urns awarded 
to Robert Kopjanski, a mechanical engineering major and a January graduate. The award is 
given to a student majoring in mechanical or electrical engineering who best exemplifies the 
personal qualities of ability, industry, energy, integrity and resourcefulness. Shoum above m the 
School of Engineering conference room are (l-r): UNH Engineering Dean Jerry Kemg, Mrs. 
Noreen Schumann, Kopjanski, Douglas D. Schumann BS'69, UNH President Lawrence J. 
DeNardis, and Department of Mechanical Engineering Chairman John Sarris. 

"Proper Conformal Synrvmetries of 
Spacetimes with Divergency-free 
Weyl Conformal Tensor." 

Jeffrey Greene, assistant professor of 
English, received an individual art- 
ists grant from the Connecticut Com- 
mission on the Arts for the comple- 
tion of a second book of poems. 

Valerie Heckman, assistant 
professor of physics, was honored at 
the 1992 Fellows Recognition 
Breakfast of the Connecticut Space 
Grant College Consortium held in 
Hartford in late October. She 
received a research collaboration 
grant to continue an experimental 
research program on atmospheric 
collision physics. 

Joel Marks, associate professor of 
philosophy, reviewed two books on 
emotion for prominent philosophy 
journals: O.H. Green's The Emotions: 
A Philosophical Theory for the journal 
Ethics and Qaire Armon-Jones' Vari- 
eties of Affect for the journal Mind. 

School of Business 

The Department of Communication 
and Marketing produced a home 
health care video for the Connecticut 
Association of Home Care, Inc. in 
Wallingford. The video, which was 
filmed in six locations, depicted the 
many home health services available 
throughout the state and drew rave 
reviews at the organization's annual 
meeting attended by more than 250 
people in December. Paul Falcone, 
audio/visual coordinator, headed the 

Judith Neal, associate professor of 
management, and Steven Goldberg, 
assistant professor of management, 
were named co-chairs of the 
university's Total Quality Manage- 
ment Planning Committee. 

Steven Shapiro, assistant professor 
of economics, and John Phelan, 
visiting professor of public manage- 
ment, are members of the Port of 
New Haven Advisory Committee. 
The 16-member committee, a broad- 
based public-private sector group, is 
assisting the state departments of 
Economic Development and Trans- 
portation and consultant staff in an 
effort to define Port of New Haven 
development strategies and plans. 


School of Engineering 

Arthur S. Gow, assistant professor 
of chemistry, received an award 
from the Connecticut Space Grant 
College Consortium at a Fellows 
Recognition Breakfast held in Hart- 
ford on behalf of a research project 
on the development of an optimized 
equation of state for thermodynamic 
properties of refrigerants and refrig- 
erant mixtures. 

Ismail Orabi, associate professor of 
mechanical engineering, was spon- 
sored by the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers to participate 
in the organization's winter annual 
meeting, the largest technical confer- 
ence sponsored by the society. More 
than 370 papers, panels and poster 
sessions were offered. He also pre- 
sented an on-campus seminar en- 
titled, "Performance Analysis of 
Seismic Base Isolation Systems: Two 
Random Excitations" based on re- 
search he completed as part of a 
Summer Faculty Fellowship. 

School of Hotel, 
Restaurant & Tourism 

Elisabeth van Dyke, a consultant for 
the travel and tourism administra- 
tion program, was appointed head 
of the scholarship committee of the 
Governors Tourism Council Advi- 
sors. She will also head the 
council's annual Unity Dinner to be 
held in Hartford this spring. The 
dinner, which features the presenta- 
tion of tourism awards, attracts close 
to 450 industry professionals. 

School of Public 
Safety & Professional 

The University of New Haven was 
accepted as a full member of the 
Congressional Fire Services Institute, 
headquartered in Washington, D.C. 

Harry J. Azano, an adjunct instruc- 
tor of fire science, was recently 
named a Certified Protection Profes- 
sional, joining a distinguished group 
of over 3,300 security practitioners 
worldwide. The designation is 
earned by passing a difficult battery 
of exams, after meeting strict experi- 

SPECIAL HONORS-Dana Festa (center), a UNH freshman majoring in criminal justia, 
recently received a $3,000 scholarship from the Student Council at the university's Southeastern 
Connecticut branch in Groton. The award, presented by Peg Cabral (left), president of the 
branch Student Council, and Brenda Williams, associate prowst, is made annually to a 
deserving UNH student from the southeastern area. 

ence and education prerequisites. 
Azano earned a B.S. in business 
administration and a master's in fire 
science technology from UNH. 

David Maxwell, chair and professor 
of criminal justice, and Fred 
Mercilliott, director and professor of 
fire science, directed the Certified 
Protection Professional Review Semi- 
nar offered through the university's 
Center for Public Safety in October. 
Both Maxwell and Mercilliott are 
CPP certified. 

Athletic Office 

William Leete, acting dean of stu- 
dent life, and director of athletics, 
was inducted into the Athletic Hall 
of Fame of the University of Ver- 
mont. A 1967 graduate, Leete was 
well-known for his prowess on the 
football and baseball fields. In foot- 
ball, he earned All-Conference hon- 
ors for two seasons as a defensive 
back and quarterback and was voted 
the team's top defensive back during 
his junior and senior years. In base- 
ball, he was a starting first baseman 
for two seasons. 

Office of Development 

Patrida J. Rooney, R.S.M., director 
of alumni relations, was selected for 
inclusion in the 18th edition of Who's 

Who of American Women in recogni- 
tion of her professional and dvic 
achievements. She joins approxi- 
mately 26,000 outstanding women 
from throughout the United States. 

New Summer 

Program Targets 

Talented High 


The Division of Continuing Edu- 
cation will offer a six-week enrich- 
ment program for academically 
talented and gifted high school 
juniors and seniors whose career 
interests involve science, engi- 
neering or the liberal arts from 
May 26 to July 6. 

Participants will have an oppor- 
tunity to take two college-level 
courses for credit and explore 
professional work settings. The 
program will include career as- 
sessment, academic counseling, 
site visits and social activities. The 
university, in conjunction with 
corporate and foundation support, 
will offer limited financial assis- 
tance for tuition. More informa- 
tion is available through Continu- 
ing Education, (203) 932-7231. 



Pkns are underway to revamp a 4.5 acre parcel of property purchased by the university last year. The parcel abuts the 
campus proper and the Boston Post Road and includes a 2,500-square-foot building that will be converted to offices, shown in 
the rendering above, for the Athletic DepartmaH's football coaches and players. The surrounding property, which is adjacent 
to the residence halls, will become playing fields for student/athletic department, use. Funds for the playing fields are being 
raised as part oftlie university's Greening of UNH Campaign. 

Greening Project Moves Forward 

"There is no more importcint 
project for 1993." That's how 
President Lawrence J. DeNardis 
describes the Greening of UNH, the 
multi-year campus enhancement 
program now underway. Compo- 
nents of the program, for which 
funds are currently being raised, 
include new outdoor recreational 
and athletic areas adjoining several 
of the university's residence halls, a 
brick walk to be known as the 
Alumni and Friends Walkway to 
Success, mini-parks, and other 
landscaping amenities. 

"The Greening campaign is critical 
to our efforts both to attract and 
retain future students and to build 
pride and loyalty among our 
alumni," DeNardis said. "I am 
very pleased by the fund-raising 
results to date, and I encourage all 
alumni and friends of the university 
who may not already have contrib- 
uted to participate over the coming 

Funds already raised for the 
Greening project mean that the 
following steps are expected to be 
initiated and/or completed this year: 

1. The construction by August 
1993 of the athletic practice field and 
student recreational area, which will 
allow the UNH football team to 
practice on campus rather than at a 

West Haven middle school located 
1/4 mile from the UNH Athletic 

2. The remodelling of a recently 
purchased building adjacent to the 
new athletic practice field for use as 
office space by the university's 
football coaches (see photo above); 

3. The planting of nearly 1,000 
daffodils and other flowers on the 
main campus near the Admissions 
Building. The bulbs have already 
been placed in the ground, donated 
and planted by Alice E. Fischer, 
associate professor of computer 
science at the university. 

The ceremony for establishing the Alumni and Friends Walkway to Success took place during 
Homecoming Weekend on October 17. Shawn abm>e are (l-r): President Lawrence J. DeNardis; 
Martin D. Santacroce BS'68; Mary Lou DeNardis, honorary chairman; Alexander W. 
Nicholson, Jr., AS'63, BS'65 and EMBA'78, chairman; and J. Terrence Meyers, BS'78. Also 
in attendance but not pictured were Elizabeth G. Curren AS'68, Richard H. Gesseck BS'70, H. 
Roger Funk BS'63 and Thomas Hogan BS'67. 







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Homecoming King and Queen Andrew Williams and Tara Doyle (above) kicked off the annual 
parade, setting the pace for what was to come. At left, the Homecoming parade wends its way 
to the North Campus where a host of alumni and students gathered prior to game time. 

Homecoming '92 

For Andrew Williams and Tara 
Doyle it was their moment in 
the limelight. Crowned Homecom- 
ing King and Queen, the seniors 
kicked off the traditional Homecom- 
ing Day parade leading their royal 
entourage and assorted student 
floats and banners from the Maxcy 
Hall assembly area to the North 
Campus Athletic Complex grounds 
where merrymakers were already 
celebrating the day's event. 

As in years past, a f)ep rally held 
at the Arbeiter Maenner Chor on 
Friday evening, October 16, set the 
tone for the weekend activities. A 
special performance by the Ruden 

Street Rhythm and Blues Review, a 
UNH student group, added to the 

Saturday, October 17 found 
UNHers jubilant when the Chargers 
trounced the American International 
University Yellowjackets with a 
resounding 66-7 score, moving the 
UNH squad another step toward the 
national playoffs. More than 1,700 
people turned out for the occasion. 

Meanwhile, several student groups 
received special recognition for their 
creativity. The Medieval Historical 

Society won first place in the float 
competition, followed by Phi Sigma 
Sorority and Delta Sigma Alpha, 
which placed second and third, 
respectively. A first-place award 
also went to the Black Student 
Union for their banner entry; the 
Chemistry Qub came in second and 
the Phi Sigma Sorority placed third 
for their banners. 

Capping the day's event was a 
reception for alumni and other UNH 
wellwishers under the tent on the 
North Campus. 

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Some 1,700 fans watched the Chargers beat the Yellowjackets with a whopping 66-7 win. A 
victory reception following the game rounded out the day's events. 




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Four Garner Coveted 
Distinguished Alumni Awards 

Four alumni of the University of 
New Haven will be honored as this 
year's Distinguished Alumni-the 
highest honor awarded by the UNH 
Alumni Assodation-at the 10th 
Annual Scholarship Ball to be held 
in the North Campus Athletic 
Complex on Saturday, March 27. 
The gala black tie event, featuring a 
Carousel theme, will include a 
gourmet dinner, dandng to the 
upbeat Bales & Gitlin Band, and a 
lively silent auction in addition to 
the traditional awards program. 

This year's award recipients 
include Kathie McDonnell-Bissell 
BA'67, MPA'82; Mardal Cuevas 
MPA'85; Helmer N. Ekstrom BA'68, 
EMBA'83; and Dennis R. McGough 

Kathie McDonnell-Bissell 

Executive Director of Elderly 
Services of Milford, McDonnell- 
Bissell is credited for much of the 
program's outstanding development 
since she joined the agency in 1970. 
Under her direction the program, 
currently the largest in the State, has 
grown to 10,000 members with an 
annual operating budget of $1 
million. The center has been 
enlarged four times since its opening 
in 1976. 

Mardal Cuevas 

Those who know him often 
describe Mardal Cuevas, executive 
director of New Haven's Commu- 
nity Action Agency, as a "hands 
on" administrator who is equally at 
home in the trenches and in the 

ALUMNI GATHERING-Sixty SNET employees, who are also UNH graduates, met on 
campus recently to hear UNH President Lawrence ]. DeNardis discuss the university's plans for 
the future. Shown (l-r) are: Linda Butkr-5ta>enson BS'74; Richard Donofrio, a member of the 
UNH Board of Governors; Frank Baranawsky EMBA'90; DeNardis; Joseph Goralski AS'78, 
BS'84, MS'91; and Virginia Proestakes MPA'90. 

board room. Charged with organiz- 
ing the corporation and guiding its 
development for the past 15 years, 
Cuevas has overseen the agency's 
development from an $800,000 
operation to its current status as a 
multi-fund, multi-program $14 
million corporation with a 70- 
member staff. The agency provides 
programs that stock area food banks, 
get heating fuel to the poor, and 
more. It's a hands-on operation. 
Cuevas is also a member of the State 
Board of Education. 

Helmer N. Ekstrom 

Helmer N. Ekstrom, BA'68, 
EMBA'83 of Hamden is director of 
the New Haven Foundation, one of 
the nation's oldest and largest 
organizations, with assets of $110 
millon. Under his leadership since 
1985, the Foundation has made 
contributions beyond measure, to 
the vitality and security of this 
region. His influence and respect 
among Foundation executives extend 
to national levels; he is a member of 
the Board of Directors of the Council 
of Foundations and serves as 
chairman of the board's National 
Committee on Community 

Dennis R. McGough 

Dennis R. McGough, MA'81 of 
Monroe is an executive with Olin 
Corporation. As Corporate Director 
of Development and Training, his 
responsibilities indude the design, as 
well as, overall needs assessment for 
career development activities and 
programs. He has implemented a 
corporation wide program in diver- 
sity career development with coach- 
ing for managers and supervisors. 
McGough has been with Olin since 
1978, has been an adjunct professor 
in graduate psychology at UNH 
since 1982, is in doctoral studies at 
The Union Institute, Cindnnati, and 
is listed in Who's Who in the World 

This year's selection committee has 
been chaired by Roneild Manning 
MPA'78, cind a volunteer force of 
eight UNH graduates and staff. In 
Manning's words "the tenth year of 
these distinguished alumni awards 
marks a significant milestone in the 
growth of the program, and we are 
extremely pleased at the quality of 
achievements by our alumni. It 
enhances all our degrees." 


Alumni Council Plans Initiative to Aid Alums in Job Search 

Good news! The Alumni Council 
has initiated a program to find ways 
for UNH alumni to netwoik with 
each other and to assist with job 
searches as well as a career redirec- 
tion. Dr. Pamela Sommers, director 
of Career Development and Coop- 
erative Education, applauded the 
Council's initiative in awarding a 
grant of $6,000 to the Career Devel- 
opment Office. "The office plans to 
implement two distinct job search 
packages early in 1993 because of 
this generous gift from the Alumni 
Council at UNH," she says. 

The Career Development Office 
will be able to assist users to contact 
potential employers electronically. 
Through the Connecticut Informa- 
tion System, students and alumni 
will be able to access a career 
assessment guide based on interests, 
utilize a graduate school guide, and 
view the Connecticut Jobs Bank. The 
second computerized data base 
which will be installed is the 
kiNexus system, which allows 
candidate's resumes to be input into 
a national system accessed by 
employers throughout the United 

Alumni Club Program 
Off to a Good Start 

The Alumni Council is looking for 
a few good men and women with 
the desire, energy and enthusiasm to 
extend UNH's ties to its graduates. 

By joining together in area clubs, 
alumni can foster mutually helpful 
relationships among themselves and 
with the university community. Each 
dub is designed to be self-standing. 

Several alumni have expressed 
interest in forming dubs by school 
and place of employment as well as 
geography. They indude: Steve 
Klemenz BS'78-School of Hotel, 
Restaurant and Tourism Administra- 
tion; David Hennessey MBA'77- 
Naugatuck Valley; Stephen 
Dunnigan BA'82, MBA'90-SNET/ 
UNH alumni; and Edward Bowman 
EMBA '81 and Garland Benton, Jr. 
EMBA'93~EMBA alumni. 

Any graduate who would like to 
become involved in the Alumni Club 
Program is invited to contact the 
Alumni Office at (203) 932-7270 
regarding a leadership training 
conference planned for this summer. 

States as openings in their compa- 
nies arise. Major employers such as 
IBM, AT&T and Johnson & Johnson, 
as well as many regional and local 
firms and government agendes are 
active in kiNexus. 
When the systems are up and 

running early in 1993, registration 
materials will be available through 
the Career Development Office 
located on the top floor of the 
Student Center. More information 
will be made available to alumni in 
an upcoming issue of Insight. 

Edward Drew, Jr. (center), president of the Alumni Association, presents Dr. Pamela Sommers, 
director of career development and co-op, with a gift to he used to broaden her office's jcb search 
capabilities, while Don Ibsen, vice president of university advancement, boks on. 

Start a Scholarship Fund by 
Giving a Gift Which Lasts Forever 

As alumni, you recognize the need to assume a strong role in the 
university's continued academic exceUence. One way to ensure its future 
is by establishing a scholarship to help students of merit earn a degree 
and pursue a chosen career. There are nujnerous ways to establish a 
scholarship. You can: 

► endow it as a dass gift, 

► name it to honor or memorialize a loved one, 

► create it through a bequest in your will, or 

► create it as a way to express personal loyalty and appredation to the 

How to get it started? 

You can make a one-time gift of $10,000 to the Alumni Fund restricted 
for scholarships. Or, you can make the gift in installments of $2,500 per 
year over four years, at which time, the gift will become an endowed 
scholarship and annual awards will begin by mutual agreement between 
you and UNH. The accrued interest is then used to award the scholar- 
ship according to your wishes. The prindpal is never touched. 

For more inf omution call the 
Alunmi Relations Office at (203) 932-7270. 



As the 10th annual Alunuii Scholarship Ball, scheduled 
for March 27, approaches, we wish to appreciate once 
more all those who helped make last year's ball the 
most socially and financially successful gala to date. We 
hope you plan to join us again this year for the alumni 
awards ceremony, dinner dance and silent auction to be 
held at the North Campus Athletic Complex (see related 
item, page 10). 


Banfi Vintners 
Farricelli's Flower City 
Flower Affair 
New Haven Brewing 

Table Patrons 

Aetna Life & Casualty 
Arthur Andersen, Andersen 

Bilco Compciny 
Connecticut Insurance Group, 

Coopers and Lybrand 
The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper 

Memorial Foundation, Inc. 
Echlin Corporation 
Enthone-OMI, Inc. 
Ernst & Young 
FoUett Corporation 
Knights of Columbus 
People's Bank 
Realty Concepts, Inc. 
Joyce Olson Resnikoff 
UNH Graduate Student 

United Illuminating 

Table Sponsors 

Hospital of St. Raphael 

New Haven Register 

Orchestra New England 


Wiggin & Dana 


Mr.& Mrs. Henry E. Bartels 
Dr. & Mrs. M. Hamdy Bechir 
Mr. & Mrs Roland M. Bixler 
Mr. & Mrs. Norman I. 

Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Clarke 
Mr. & Mrs. John Curren 
William & Dariel Curren 
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. 

Thomas M. Dillon 
Professor Robert D. Dugan 
James Dull 

Eastern Elevator Co., Inc. 
Fred & Grace Farnsworth 
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Ferdinandsen 
First Constitution Bank 
Frederick G. Fischer 
William & Marilyn Gere 

Mary Ellen & Frank Gillon 

Mrs. Alice L. Golden 

Mrs. Frank G. HuD 

John E. Judd 

Phillip & Vivian Kaplan 

Dr. & Mrs. William S. Lewis 

M. L. McLaughlin & Sigmund 

Edward J. Maffeo 
Raymond Manzelli 
Justin T. McManus 
Lib A. Richello 
Sensor Engineering Co. 
Fenmore R. Seton 
Dr. David E. E. Sloane 
Loretta K. Smith 
Edmund N. Todd & 
Hanko H. Dobi 
TPA Design Group 
James W. & Katherine A. 


Rosalie Aberman 
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel S. 

Bergami, Jr. 
Peter Berman 
Dr. Ruth & Attorney Daniel 

Mr. & Mrs. Steven T. Briggs 
William & Carolyn Bruce 
linda Carlone 
Drs. Joseph & Elia Chepaitis 
daka, Inc. 

Deanna DeCherney 
Leonard & Gail DeNardis 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard DeNardis 
The Donwall Corporation 
Irene L. & Orest T. Dubno 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Durante 
Professor & Mrs. R. E. 

Mr. & Mrs. Murray Gerber 
Priscilla Griscom 
John & Lorraine Guidone 
Ruth & Peter Harrison 
James Hartman 
Raymond & Jean Havican 
Mr. & Mrs. David C. 

Sorin Iliescu 
Harry, Sr. & Jean Jones 
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Katsaros 
Dr. & Mrs. M. Jerry Kenig 
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Klemenz 

Michele Klotzer 

Mr. & Mrs. William Leete 

Nikki & Sam Lindberg 

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Lisi 

Janet Mangen 

Ronald E. Manning 

Joel & Linda Marks 

Dr. & Mrs. FTiilip Marvin 

Paul Marx & Mary Smith 

Thomas L. Mentzer 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Mercilliott 

Elizabeth Moffitt 

Sandra Momjian 

Carol A. Mongillo 

Marjorie Montague 

George & Evelyn Mordecai 

Svend Erik Nielsen 

New Haven Savings Bank 

John & Betty O'Brien 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Petraiuolo, 

Mr. & Mrs. Brian E. Phelps 
Oliver H. Porter 
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Rainish 
Thomas C. Reynolds 
Anthony & Lynne Riscigno 
Richard Sandella 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sangeloty 
Scillia & Larrow 
Donald C. Smith & Barbara 

Dr. & Mrs. Alexis N. Sommers 
Hank & Sally VoegeU 
Charles & Regina Warner 
Dr. Douglas & Brenda 

Dr. Brenda R. Williams 
Dr. Charles W. Woodruff 
Herbert Fessenden Wright 
Yale University, Office of the 



Carl Barratt 
Lola Bethel 
Tish Bingham 
Midge A. Burnette 
Franchard M. Qarke 
Charles N. Coleman 
DehKjnair Inn 
Peter Desio 
Edward Downe 
Edward J. Drew, Sr. 
Lynn W. Ellis 
Fitz's Mug-n-Muffin 

Bruce French 
Dr. Steven D. Goldberg 
Robert Hoffnung 
Arnold Hyman 
Virginia D. Mump 
Jean McAndrews Koehler 
Elizabeth & George A. Kubler 
Paul & Mary Ann Kurtz 
Roy L. Larsen 

Edward J. & Norma R. Luppi 
David C. McKinley 
Leon A. Morgan & Jacqueline 


Michele A. Norman 

Howard F. Okrent 

M. N. Parthasarathi 

Penny Pecka 

Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Proto 

Mark Reveaux 

Dr. Allen Sack 

Joshua H. Sandman 

Mr. & Mrs. William L. Scarpa 

Donald M. Smith 

Joseph Soja 

Joseph Spellman 

Vincent M. Tizio 

Dr. Jack Werblow 

Rudolph Zallinger 

Silent Auction Donors 

Alumni Council Members 

Bani Vintners 

Barrie Kent Photographer 

Kathy Black 

Boston Harbor Hotel 

Brooklyn Sports Foundation 

(Robert Zeig) 
Carbone's Ristorante 
Council of the Arts West 

Delmonaco's Restaurant 
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. 

Diglio's Ristorante 
Elm Qty Jewelers 
500 Blake Street 
The Frame Shop Gallery 
Gabriele's Restaurant & Pizza 
Gems tar 
General Rentals 
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York 
Dan Hally 

Harold's Formal Wear 
Hartford Whalers 
Holiday Inn, Orlando, FL 
Holiday Inn, Washington, DC 
Hotel Macklowe, NY 
Howard Johnson Lodge, St. 

Petersburg, FL 
Steven Klemenz 
Michele Klotzer 
New Haven Brewing 

New Haven Woman's Club 
Orchestra New England 
Pasta Fair 

Office of Provost, UNH 
Oliver Porter 
Mr. & Mrs. John Preisner 
Phyllis Raffone 

Randall's Ordinary Restaurant 
Robert Henry's 
Sheraton Greenbelt Hotel, 

New Carrollton 
Shubert Theatre 
Loretta Smith 
Stamford Marriott 
Sullivan & Sons Carpet 
Sandy Taylor 
SNET (R. Donofrio) 
Toad's (Brian Phelps) 
Tonino's Pizzeria & Ristorante 


Class Notes 

Henrietta A. Harris has re- 
ceived an Ed.D. in educational 
leadership from Northern 
Arizona University. 


Raymond Margiano, Jr., presi- 
dent of Heel Quick, has the 
distinction of having his firm 
ranked number eight among 
the top 100 companies 
awrarded the title of Gold 100 
in Success magazine's 1992 
annual franchise ranking. 

DonaM E. Simler has been 
promoted to general manager 
of Battery Parts Division of 
Witco Corporation in Philadel- 
phia, MS. 


Louis Ludbello was recently 
named executive director, 
Oient Billing Services, Pacific 


Harold V. Burt, Jr. has be- 
come executive vice president 
of New England Bank & Trust 
Co., Windsor, CI. 


John F. Beckert, chief financial 
officer and chief operating 
officer of Farmers & Mechanics 
Bank in Middletown, CT, will 
add the job of bank president 
to his list of duties. 


Patricia Coppinger Drew has 

joined the teaching staff of 
Daniel Hand High School, 
Madison, CT. She and her 
family reside in Madison. 


Vincent J. Cronan has recently 
opened his own accounting 
firm located in Cheshire, CT. 


Frederick GUman received his 
juris doctorate from Vermont 
Law School in 1991. 

Fatrida B. Sweet has joined 
Centerbank in Waterbury, CT, 
as senior vice president of the 
newly formed Corporate Com- 
munications Division. Sweet is 
serving her third term as presi- 
dent and trustee of the Water- 
bury Foundation. 


John Brown has joined 
Fedders Corporation as corpo- 
rate senior vice president of 
operations. He is responsible 
for the design and production 
of the company's air condition- 
ers worldwide. 

Thomas Wuennemann has 

been promoted to sergeant 
witii the Stamford, CT, Police 


Raymond J. Casagrande was 

promoted to advisory account 
executive with Sabre Travel 
Information Network. 


Deborah Lenkiewicz was 

inducted into the SNET Sys- 
tems Employee Hall of Fame 
for outstanding performance. 
She is a CPA and assistant 
manager-accounting operations 
in North Haven, CT. 


Patricia Morrissey was spe- 
cially recognized for her legal 
research assistance and help in 
the published text Private Secu- 
rity Law which was written by 
David A. Maxwell, UNH pro- 
fessor of criminal justice. 


Btenda Whalen has been pro- 
moted to director, regulatory 
affairs at Enthone-OMI Inc., 
West Haven, CT. She is also 
director of the Connecticut 
Association of Metal Finishers. 

Brenda Whalen 


Desmond Brown was one of 

11 new students in doctoral 
programs at Virginia Tech who 
have received Patricia Roberts 
Harris Fellowships. He has 

spent 11 years working in 
various hotels in the Uruted 
States while studying market- 


Margaret Buman has been 
promoted to the position of 
401(K) administrator of Life 
Care Centers of America. The 
company is based in Tennes- 
see and manages 143 nursing 
centers nationwide. 

Marvin Fields, a New York 
actor, who was first seen in 
the movie Boomerang, has also 
appeared in three episodes of 
NBC's "Law and Order." 
This year he will be appearing 
in the daytime soap opera "All 
my Chilclren." 

Gerald Lukowski, Jr. was 

recently promoted to facility 
management specialist for the 
Connecticut Army National 
Guard. He resides with his 
wife in Middletown, CT. 

Robert L. Mercado has be- 
come the new administrator of 
Concern, Inc., an organization 
which helps people getting out 
of prison readjust to the com- 


Frank Bencivengo has been 
awarded the Early American 
History Prize by the Connecti- 
cut Society of Colonial Wars 
for his essay, 'Tequot Wars." 
The award carries a stipend of 


Nedra Wynn'71 to 

Alan G. Denison 

John DiVenere '76 to 
Susan L. Parent 

Stephen V. Parkosewich, Sr. 

'76 to 

JUl Lynn Johnson 

Bruce R. Denison '81 to 

Patricia A. Flanagan 

Michael F. Mahanor '81 to 

Roseann Heikkinen 

Judith B. Beck '82 to 

Jonathan W. Baron 

Michael Kalat '83 to 
Jodi Lynn LeBeau 

Mark Gadzik '85 to 

Brenda McDougal 

Joseph D. Lucy '86 to 
Linda M. Fiondella 

Robin G. McGill '86 to 

Kevin J. Shevlin 

Savas J. Synodi '87 to 
Helen Tsouris 

Barbara J. Zdrowski '87 to 

George S. O'Grodnick 

Nicholas A. Ciarleglio '89 to 

Dale M. Yaskowski 

Georgia A. dark '89 to 

James A. Grillo 

James R. Guittard '89 to 

Toni-Lynn V. Calandro 

Thomas M. Lewis '89 to 

Karin Lynn Costanzo 

Robert M. Lynch '89 to 

Christine Renee Mirmina 

Bruce D. Tourigny '89 to 

Trisha Ann Foldeak 

Ronald F. Ridgeway, Jr. '89 to 

Diane Carol Foley 

Erich Kunst '90 to 

Susan M. Lavado 

Darde Lynn Muro '90 to 

Dennis T. Van ZUen 

Trina D. Wilson '90 to 

Richard H. James 

Paula A. Miller '91 to 

Leslie J. Granadillo 

David Vendetto '91 to 

Lauren Courtmanche 

Paid R. Darcy, Jr. '92 to 

Rosa Maria Berardi 

New Arrivals 

Rhonda Schultz and husband, 
Jerry Fleming, S. Easton, MA, 
daughter-Leanne Fallon, 
September 1, 1992. 


Lisa C. Lipsett and husband, 
Thomas, Attleboro, MA, son- 
April 13, 1992. 


Robert PicciriUo and wife, 
Phyllis, Hamden, CT, daughter- 
Rebecca Ashley, May 4, 1992. 


Joseph A. Mannion '64 
William A. Buxton '65 
John J. Doyle '69 




cit and U'rilteii Ini the Sports Information staff of the Athletics Department. 

New Haven Football Is 
Simply The Best 

Charger fever was rampant on 
the UNH campus and across 
the state as the Qiargers finished the 
regular season with a perfect 10-0 
record. Their success garnered them 
the mythical Connecticut State 
title with wins over Central 
Connecticut, Southern Con- 
necticut and the University of 
Connecticut as well as the 
New Englcuid Division II title 
with victories over Southern 
and Central Connecticut, 
Springfield and American 
International College. 

But, the most impressive title 
was the NCAA Regional 
championship, a designation 
which is bestowed upon only 
four teams in the nation. 

After posting a come-from- 
behind win in the regular 
season finale against Shepherd 
College, the Chargers got the 
call that sent the team to their 
first-ever NCAA playoff game, 
pitting them against West 
Chester University for the first- 
round contest. 

The Chargers defense 
stopped the Golden Rams on 
their first possession while the 
offense scored the first time it 
had the ball. New Haven 
went on to grab a 19-14 
halftime lead, which extended to 32- 
14 in the third quarter. The Golden 
Rams came back with two touch- 
downs in a 10-minute span to dose 
the deficit to 32-26 with six minutes 

A fumbled kickoff return pinned 
the Chargers deep in their own 
territory but on third and nine at the 
six yard line, quarterback Ken Suhl 
tossed a short pass to fullback John 
Raba who turned the play into a 50- 
yard gain. Two plays later, tailback 

Roger Graham rambled 45-yards for 
a touchdown, giving New Haven a 
38-26 lead, advancing the Chargers 
to the National quarterfinals. 
The next stop was a playoff game 

Charger TaUback Roger Graham signals to fans that the UNH team 
is number one in the region. The Chargers won a berth in the 
Division II playoffs, marking the first time a New England team was 
invited to participate. 

against Ferris State, hosted by the 
team at the Yale Bowl. More than 
10,000 fans watched the Chargers 
defense stymie the Bulldogs as New 
Haven took a 35-13 decision. 

Once again, the Chargers scored 
on their first possession when Gra- 
ham broke through the line for a 52- 
yard touchdown run on his first 
carry of the game. Two second 
quarter field goals enabled Ferris 
State to dose the gap to 7-6 at half- 
time. Then, New Haven put 21 points 
in the third quarter, induding a 53- 
yard double reverse TD pass on the 
final play of the period. New Ha- 
ven also added an NCAA record 99- 
yard scoring strike from Suhl to re- 
ceiver Tony Willis to end the scoring. 
That win captured the NCAA 
Northeast Region crown and 
placed the Chargers in the 
semi-finals. New Haven 
travelled to Alabama to take 
on Jacksonville State on 
December 5 for the third- 
round game with the winner 
to advance to the champion- 
ship game. 

The home team grabbed a 
21-0 lead midway through the 
second quarter but a 13-yard 
touchdown pass from Suhl to 
Max Joyner-Brown and an 11- 
yard run by Graham put the 
Chargers back in the game. 
New Haven batUed back in 
the fourth quarter, taking the 
lead by a 35-34 count. With 
5:34 remaining in the contest, 
however, Jacksonville State 
recaptured the lead and added 
anotiier touchdown, putting 
the game out of reach. Jack- 
sonville State later captured 
the NCAA Division II champi- 
onship with a win over 
defending champion Pittsburg 

Athletic Hall of Fame 

The University of New Haven 
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and 
Induction Ceremony will take 
place on April 2. The dinner will 
be held at the Woodwinds in 
Branford and will begin with a 
cocktail hour at 7 p.m. Dinner 
will be served at 8 p.m. followed 
by the induction ceremony. 

Last year, five former athletes 

Dinner Set For April 2 

were inducted into the Hall of 
Fame, raising the total number of 
honorees to 48. The Hall of Fame 
is currentiy celebrating its 11th 
year, beginning with a dass of 
five in 1982-83. 

For further information regard- 
ing dinner reservations or about 
tiie 1993 inductees, call the UNH 
Athletic Office at (203) 932-7025. 


UNH Players Receive Post-Season Honors 

New Haven athletes carried their 
successful seasons on the field 
and court right into the post-season. 
Five football players received All- 
America laurels in 1992, more than 
in any other season in the program's 
20-year history, while four volleyball 
players and one soccer player earned 
All-Region status. 

In football, senior quarterback Ken 
Suhl earned a place on the Football 
Gazette All-America second team. 
(The Football Gazette is a national 
football magazine). Suhl was also 
one of the nine national finalists for 
the Harlon Hill Trophy, the Division 
n version of the Heisman Trophy. 
He is the first New Haven player to 
make it to the second ballot. Suhl 
completed 204 of 327 passes for 
3,190 yards and 33 touchdowns. He 
set an NCAA Division 11 record for 
consecutive pass attempts without 
an interception (211). 

Senior offensive lineman Scott 
Emmert made the Kodak first team, 
the Associated Press (AP) second 
team and the Football Gazette third 
team. Emmert 
was a four-year 
starter and 
helped the 
offense score 
more than 1400 
points and gain 
over 23,000 
yards. He also 
received All- 
New England 
and AU-ECAC 
honors for the 
1992 season. 
Sophomore tailback Roger Graham 
led Division 11 in rushing, leading 
the nation in a category for the first 
time since Pierre Fils was number 
one in kickoff return yards in 1990. 
Graham received first team AP All- 
America honors and was named to 
the Football Gazette second team. He 
gained 1,717 yards on 200 carries 
with 22 touchdowns during the 
regular season and gained over 500 
yards in the three playoff games, 
including two 200-yard games. 
Graham also was named to the All- 
New England and All-ECAC teams. 
Junior receiver Tony Willis set sev- 
eral career records this season, in- 
cluding receiving yards, receiving 
touchdowns and receptions. Willis 

Offensive lineman 
Scott Emmert 

earned a spot on the Football Gazette 
All-America first team. Grabbing 74 
passes for 1,397 yards and 13 touch- 
downs in 13 games, he was among 
the nation's leaders for receiving 
yards per game, and earned All- 
New England and All-ECAC honors. 

Junior defensive back George Byrd 
also made the Football Gazette teams, 
earning an honorable mention at his 
position. The safety led the team in 
total tackles with 103 in 13 games 
and in interceptions with five. Byrd 
was also a member of the All-New 
England team in 1992. 

On the volleyball court, Marina 
Contreras, Semaj Douglas, Vinda St. 
Jean and Amy Stufflebeam were 
named to the American Volleyball 
Coaches Association All-Northeast 
Region team. Head Coach Debbie 
Chin also received the AVCA 
Regional Coach of the Year award 
for the third straight season. 

Contreras paced the offense with 
1,429 assists and a .325 attack 
percentage. She was team leader in 
service aces with 106 and her 281 digs 
were second only to Stufflebeam. 

Douglas missed 10 matches during 
the season with a separated shoulder 
but still managed to put up impres- 
sive numbers. She owned a .277 
attack percentage, hammering 340 
kills and 59 service aces. She was 
also one of the team's top blockers, 
recording 87 total during the year. 

St. Jean surpassed the 100-block 
mark for the second straight season, 
registering 102 total in 43 matches. 
She ranked among the team leaders 
in kills (376) and digs (253). 
Stufflebeam had 
a stellar season 
with team-bests 
in kills (536), 
digs (292), block 
solos (74), block 
assists (81) and 
total blocks (155). 

The soccer 
team also placed 
one player on a 
awards team as 
Abou Cissohko, 
the team's 

leading scorer in 1992, was named to 
the New England Senior All-Star 
game. Cissohko led the team in 
scoring for three of his four seasons. 

l^ad Soccer Scorer 
Abou Cissohko 

Volleyball Coach Debbie Chin 

Volleyball Team Ends 
Season With Ninth 
NCAA Appearance 

It was business as usual this fall as 
the Chargers volleyball team rolled 
to another 30-win season and NCAA 
appearance. Head Coach Debbie 
Chin led her team to a 34-9 slate, 
five tournament titles and the ninth 
NCAA tournament bid in the last 10 

New Haven opened the season 
with 18 straight wins and three 
tournament tides. In fact, the Blue 
and Gold collected 17 sweeps and a 
54-1 record in individual games. 

The Chargers traveled to several 
major tournaments this season, 
including the Horida Southern and 
Delaware tournaments. New Haven 
received an invitation to participate 
in the prestigious United States Air 
Force Academy Premier Tourna- 
ment, which includes most of the 
top 25 teams in Division n. 

Most of the starting lineup was 
selected to the American Volleyball 
Coaches Association All-Northeast 
Region team. Seniors Marina 
Contreras, Vinda St. Jean and Amy 
Stufflebeam joined junior Semaj 
Douglas on tiie 1992 All-Region 
team, the second appearance for 
Contreras and Douglas and the third 
for St. Jean. 

Coach Chin received her third 
straight AVCA Northeast Region 
Coach of the Year award. She has 
never suffered a losing season 
during her tenure and has led her 
team to 30-win seasons in 11 of the 
last 12 years. 

Parents Enjoy Weekend UNH Style 

First there were the medieval 
jousting demonstrations. Then 
there was a hearty lunch served 
under the tent. Next, if was off to 
cheer on the Qiarger football team 
as they faced off against the Spring- 
field College Chiefs. The Chargers 
came away with a stunning 54-6 
victory before a crowd of more than 
1,100 fans. 

And that was only the beginning! 
This year's Parents Weekend, held 
on campus October 30 through 
November 1, turned out to be an 
action-packed event for both stu- 
dents and their families. 

Buoyed with a strong dose of 
Charger fever after the game, the 
weekenders had lots of opportunities 
to celebrate. Many attended the 
president's reception for refresh- 
ments and music under the tent 
immediately following the game. 
Later that Halloween evening, the 
Student Center cafeteria was defi- 

nitely the "in" place to be as people 
turned out to try their luck at the 
ever-popular Casino Night's gaming 
tables. Still others capped the 
evening by catching a performance 
of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a presen- 

tation by the Alliance Theatre in the 
University Theatre in Dodds Hall. 
The following day, many parents 
attended a special Sunday family 
brunch hosted by President 
Lawrence J. DeNardis. 


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